Dr. Oleg Levin is an Adjunct Professor of Piano at Concordia University, St. Paul. Born in Belorussia, Levin has been a faculty member with Concordia’s Department of Music since 2011. Levin received a diploma with honors in Piano Performance, Accompanying and Piano Pedagogy from the College of Music in Mogilev, Belorussia before coming to the United States where he would earn both a Bachelor’s and Doctorate degree in Piano Performance from the University of Minnesota, where he studied with esteemed professor Alexander Braginsky.
Dr. Levin maintains an active performance schedule as a soloist and chamber musician in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. As a pianist, Levin has won prizes in a number of local piano competitions, including Schubert Club Competition, Marvin O. Mechelke II Piano Competition and Hutchinson Music Scholarship. As a performing artist, Levin enjoys giving recitals in various venues around town, as well as collaborating with his colleagues. Individuality and creativity have marked the overall pursuit of his musical career. The basis lies in the creative challenge and spiritual search inherent in music making.
ACADEMIC / PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS
- Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance, University of Minnesota School of Music (2005)
- Bachelor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance,University of Minnesota School of Music (1997)
- Diploma with honors in Piano Performance, Accompanying and Piano Pedagogy, College of Music, Mogilev, Belorussia (1991)
“Music has undoubtedly been the most rewarding experience of my education and my life. My teachers have been a constant inspiration over the years and I look forward to the opportunity of extending my knowledge and experience in my music career. As a performer, I am trying to serve composers by allowing their music to speak through my personal voice. As a human being, I am trying to live up to the meaning of their great works.”
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